SKETCHES by former Catholic Herald cartoonist, the late Denis Tegetmeier, were put on display at Christies in London this week in an exhibition entitled Illustrations and Illustrated Books.
Eleven of Mr Tegetmeier's cartoons were up for sale, most of them done during the 1930s and 1940s. He drew satirical cartoons for the Catholic Herald in the years immediately before the second World War.
Current cartoonist John Ryan remembers his work as "very telling at a time when cartoons were much more serious, and not just comic. He often walked a very fine line in what he did and the subjects he chose."
Some of the pieces being auctioned at Christies included the satirical "London Bridge is falling down" and the topical "Soldier's Farewell" as well as cartoons of "Dick Whittington" and "The Cobbler's Children."
He was born in 1896 and studied at the Lambeth School of Art under Eric Gill, and married Gill's daughter, Petrina in 1930.
Each of the lots on display at Christies were expected to reach between £50 and £100.